Fall events for adults - Sept.-Nov. 2019

Programs for Adults - Choose Your Adventure!





Online Anytime Book Club
Tuesdays         7 p.m.
Oshkosh Public Library Facebook Page
Join us for a live interactive book chat.

Sept. 3      Getting Graphic – graphic novels and comic books
Oct. 1        Mind Games – books that try to "get inside people's heads" and explore the way we think.
Nov. 5        Delicious Reads— books about food.


A community discussion of timely topics.
6 p.m. refreshments  6:15 p.m. discussion
First Floor Reading Room

Sept. 10   The School Day
Oct. 8       Foxconn: Year One in Review
Nov. 12    Electoral College

What’s Cooking Book Club
Under the Dome
6:30 p.m.  *NEW TIME

Choose a cookbook or cooking magazine from the library, make a recipe based on the month’s theme and bring along a few samples and copies of the recipe to share. 
Sept. 11       Specialty Diet (Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, etc.)
Oct. 9           Amuse-bouche (Bite-sized, intensely flavored hors d'œuvres)
Nov. 13        Ethnic Heritage (Dish based on your cultural and family traditions)

Techy Tuesdays
6 p.m.
Registration required.  Call 236-5205
Lower Level Tech Lab

Explore what’s new in technology.
Sept. 17           Create Your Own Coloring Book 
Oct. 15             Tin Can Lanterns
Nov. 19            There's an App for That!

Monday Movie Matinee
12:30 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Sept. 16           Captain Marvel
Oct. 21             A Dog’s Way Home
Nov. 18            Welcome to Marwen

Adult DIY
Tuesdays         6 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Registration required.  Call 236-5205.

Get crafty at the library with a DIY project to make and take.  All supplies provided.
Sept. 10 & Sept. 24     Modular Origami
Oct. 8 & Oct. 22          Spooky Wreaths
Nov. 12 & Nov. 26       Snow Globes

Memory Café
Wednesdays    1-3 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room

A comfortable way for you and your care partner to have fun and socialize with others who are living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
Sept. 11           Fall Fever
Oct. 9               Spooky Stories
Nov. 14            TBD

Tech Open Lab
Our Tech Lab is open to the public at specific times, with tech tools and staff to assist you. The lab can also be reserved by calling 236-5205.
Check our fall Open Lab schedule.

The Life of Architect William Waters
Wed., Sept. 4             
6:30 p.m.
Under the Dome
Blogger and William Waters expert Richard Nebel discusses the man who created the Oshkosh we see today. Visit Nebel’s blog to view his drawings of Waters’ many buildings and residences.

Book Talk: Looking Back
Tues., Sept. 17           
6:30 p.m.
Under the Dome
Local author Ron La Point shares stories from his latest book which examines the history of Oshkosh sports. Copies will be available for sale.

Oshkosh During the Great Depression
Wed., Sept. 18           
6 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
What was daily life like from 1929 to 1939? Presented in partnership with the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society.

The More you Know: CBD Oil
Thurs., Oct. 3 
6:30 p.m.
Under the Dome
CBD oil is everywhere, but does the evidence live up to the hype? Local pharmacist J.J. Allen separates fact from fiction. 

Railroad Research
Thurs., Oct. 10                       
6 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Bob Lettenberger, Education Director of the National Railroad Museum, shares how railroad records can help you trace your ancestry. Presented by the Winnebagoland Genealogical Society.

Preparing your Garden for Winter
Wed., Oct. 16             
6 p.m.
First Floor Reading Room
Master Gardener Valerie Stabenow offers tips on ensuring a bumper crop next spring.

Rent Smart
Wednesdays    6 p.m.
Oct. 16 & Oct. 23
Lower Level Meeting Room
You can find, get and keep suitable housing. Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a successful renting experience. Presented by University of Wisconsin - Extension. Call 232-1973 to register.

Book Talk: Oshkosh Down Under: Basement Businesses and the Tunnel from the Hotel Athearn to the Grand Opera House
Wed., Oct. 23             
6:30 p.m.
Under the Dome
Have you heard about Oshkosh’s secret underground tunnels? Local author and historian Julie Johnson digs into the fascinating history of what lies beneath.  

How to Scan Your Photos
Wed., Nov. 6                   
1:30 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Learn how to start organizing and prepping your photos as well as the basics of photo scanning, so that you can create your own digital time machine for future generations.

Keto for the Holidays
Wed., Nov. 6              
6 p.m.
Under the Dome
Registered dietitian Taylor Engelke will talk about ketogenic diet strategies for people who are struggling with food choices during the holidays.

UW Oshkosh Jazz Quintet
Sat., Nov. 9                
11 a.m.
Under the Dome
Under the direction of Marty Robinson, the UWO jazz quintet will ease you into the weekend with a smooth groove.

Great Reads of 2019
Fri., Nov. 15
2 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Librarians Sara Kumerow and Michael McArthur talk about great books that came out this year.

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